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Encyclopedia > Alibag
  ?Alibag
Maharashtra • India
Map indicating the location of Alibag
 Alibag 
Coordinates: 18°38′N 72°53′E / 18.64, 72.88
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

• 0 m (0 ft)
District(s) Raigarh
Population 19,491 (2001)

Coordinates: 18°38′N 72°53′E / 18.64, 72.88 Alibag or Alibaug is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is headquarters of the Raigad district. It is situated at 18°38′29″N, 72°52′20″E, around 35 km south of Mumbai and is a popular weekend getaway for the citizens of Mumbai. It is also a popular center for business conferences during rest of the week. Alibag is very popular with the Mumbai's affluent residents. Most of them own farms and bungalows here which are often a few hundred metres from the sea shore. The town and its surrounding villages are the historic hinterland of Bene Israeli Jews. There is a Jewish synagogue in the "Israel Ali" area of the town. , Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , IPA:  , translation: Great Nation) is Indias third largest state in area and second largest in population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Location of Mirzapur and the 82. ... The geography of India is diverse, with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts, plains, rainforests, hills, and plateaus. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... The divisions of a district. ... Raigarh District is district of the state of Chhattisgarh, in India. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Municipal council (conseil municipal)(maire) // Despite enormous differences in population, each of the communes of the French Republic possesses a mayor (maire) and a municipal council (conseil municipal) which manage the commune from the mairie (city hall), with exactly the same powers no matter the size of the commune (with... Raigad District is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. ... It has been suggested that History of the Konkan be merged into this article or section. ... , Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , IPA:  , translation: Great Nation) is Indias third largest state in area and second largest in population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Raigad was the capital of Shivajis kingdom. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... The Bene Israel (Hebrew: Sons of Israel) are a group of Jews who migrated in the nineteenth century from west Maharashtra to the nearby Indian cities, primarily Mumbai, but also to Pune, Ahmadabad, and Karachi (Karachi later became a part of Pakistan). ...

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History

Alibag was developed in the 17th century by Shivaji's naval chief Kanhoji Angre. Kanhoji Angre or Conajee Angria or Sarkhel Angre (? – 1729) was the first notable chief of the Maratha Navy in 18th century India. ...


Geography

Alibag is located at 18.64° N 72.88° E[1]. It has an average elevation of 0 metres (0 feet). This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


Economy

Being a tourist center, tourism is one of the main industries of the town. There are many hotels, resorts and lodges in the town. There has been development in Alibag since late 90's. Many industrial units are set up in and around Alibag. Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers is the first industrial unit set up closer to Alibag. It has created employment for thousands of villagers in Alibag. Then came companies like Ispat Industries (Mittal Group), Vikram Ispat (Birla Group) and Gas Authority Of India Limited (GAIL). Alibag now enjoys a better standard of living.


Transport

  • Road: One can reach Alibag through Pen (124 km away), which is well connected with Mumbai and Pune. From Mumbai, one can reach Alibag by going straight on Mumbai-Goa highway till Wadkhal (or Vadkhal) and then taking right turn. The distance is approximately 130 km.
  • Railways: The nearest rail railway station are Pen and Karjat.
  • Catamaran/Ferry: The nearest jetty is Mandawa, another one is the original oldest one "Rewas" which is built by British from where catamaran/ferry services are available to Gateway of India, Mumbai.

For other uses, see Pen (disambiguation). ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... , Pune (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... For other uses, see Pen (disambiguation). ... , Karjat is a city, a Municipal Corporation, a Tahsil and a sub-district in Raigad district, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Alternate meanings: See Jetty (web server) Alternate meanings: See Jettying in buildings The term jetty, derived from the French jetie, and therefor signifying something thrown out, is applied to a variety of structures employed in river, dock and maritime works which are generally carried out in pairs from river banks... It has been suggested that Catamaran History be merged into this article or section. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... The Gateway of India as seen from the water. ...

Demographics

As of 2001 India census[2], Alibag had a population of 19,491. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Alibag has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


Tourist places

Alibag is famed for its fresh air, clean waters and clean sands.


A ferry service from Gateway of India in South Mumbai to Alibag carries most of the tourist load. The trip takes just 45 minutes. The alternate is by road, which is a roundabout route and takes about 3 hours from the city. The Gateway of India as seen from the water. ... South Mumbai South Mumbai (also referred to as South Bombay) is a geographic region in the city of Mumbai, India. ...


Beaches

There are many beaches in and around Alibag:

  • Alibag beach: It is the main beach of the town. One can see the Kolaba fort from here (not to be confused with Colaba of Mumbai).
  • Akshi Beach: It is situated 5 km away from Alibag.
  • Nagaon beach: It is situated about 7 km away from Alibag and is famous for coconuts and betel nuts.
  • Kihim Beach: Kihim is a secluded place at a distance of 12 km from Alibag. The Kihim beach is famous for dense cover of Coconut trees. It is also famous for woods which are home to rare butterflies, birds and flowers.
  • Awas: It is situated about 16 km away from Alibag.
  • Saswane: It is situated about 18 km away from Alibag.
  • Rewas: It is situated about 24 km away from Alibag.
  • Chaul Revdanda: It is situated about 25 km away from Alibag.
  • Mandawa: It is situated about 20 km north of Alibag. The catamaran/ferry services are available from Mumbai to the Mandawa jetty. Many Bollywood celebrities own bungalows here.
  • Kashid Beach: It is situated about 30 km away from Alibag, on the Alibag-Murud highway.

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Other attractions

  • Kolaba (or Kulaba) fort (Not to be confused with Colaba in Mumbai): Is situated in the sea at a distance of 1-2 km from the Alibag shores. During low tide one can walk to the fort as the water recedes behind the fort. However, during high tide a boat is needed.
  • Kanakeshwar temple: Is situated on a hill near Mapgaon village, about 12 km away from Alibag and falls on the way to Mandawa.
  • Tower of St. Barbara.
  • Chaul: Is a historic town situated about 15 km away from Alibag. It is famous for its Portuguese ruins, an old church, a synagogue, Buddhist caves, the Hamam Khana and a temple.
  • Vikram Vinayak Temple or Birla Temple, Salav: Is situated about 20 km away from Alibag, on the way to Janjira.
  • Sagargarh
  • Kanhoji Angre Samadhi
  • Uma-Maheshwar temple
  • Balaji temple
  • Murud-Janjira: Janjira is the legendary fort situated not very far from Alibag.
  • Datta Mandir: situated at bhowale,2 km away from chaul.
  • Hingulja Mandir: Situated near datta mandir,historic temple built by pandwas.

Kolaba Fort (sometimes Kulaba Fort) is an old military fortification in India. ... Colaba is a part of the city of Bombay. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... Birla could refer to Aditya Birla Group of companies Aditya Birla Birla family Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Kanhoji Angre or Conajee Angria or Sarkhel Angre (? – 1729) was the first notable chief of the Maratha Navy in 18th century India. ... UMA or Uma is a name or a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: // Ukrainian Museum-Archives, a museum in Cleveland, Ohio dedicated to Ukrainian culture Unidentified Mysterious Animal, in cryptozoology Unified Memory Architecture, a computer memory architecture that allows the graphics processing unit to share system... For other uses, see Siva (disambiguation). ... This article needs cleanup. ... Murud-Janjira is the local name for a fort situated at the coastal village of Murud, in the Alibag district of Maharashtra, India. ...

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Alibag
  2. ^ Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns. (Provisional). Census Commission of India. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.

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